Posts Tagged Professional basketball

Kings beat Israel’s Maccabi Haifa 91-59

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, center, grabs a rebound between Maccabi Haifa's Alex Chubrevich, left, and Rene Rougeau, right, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball exhibition game in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings beat Israel’s Maccabi Haifa 91-59 in an exhibition game Saturday night.

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Spurs’ Popovich jabs Suns owner Sarver

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, left, talks with  forward Kyle Anderson during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich dismissed Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver’s critical comments as silly and said they should have been made while wearing a “chicken suit.”

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Heat win first game of preseason, beat Warriors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Bosh scored 21 points and Luol Deng and Shawne Williams added 19 each to help the Miami Heat win their first game in the preseason with a 115-108 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.

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Mavericks down LeBron, Cavaliers 108-102

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) shoots over Dallas Mavericks' Jameer Nelson (14) during the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Chandler Parsons and Jameer Nelson scored 19 points apiece and the Dallas Mavericks beat Cleveland 108-102 on Friday night, handing the Cavaliers their first loss of the preseason.

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NBA partners with China to expand training

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has agreed to a multiyear partnership with China’s Ministry of Education to incorporate basketball curriculum in elementary, middle and high schools across the country.

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